- NAME: Teresa Heinz Kerry
- OCCUPATION: Philanthropist
- BIRTH DATE: October 05, 1938 (Age: 75)
- Did You Know?: Teresa Heinz Kerry is the great-granddaughter-in-law of H.J. Heinz.
- EDUCATION: University of the Witwatersrand, University of Geneva, Interpreters School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique, Portugal
- Maiden Name: Maria Teresa Thierstein Simes-Ferreira
- AKA: Teresa Heinz Kerry
- AKA: Teresa Heinz
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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Teresa Heinz Kerry has had a varied career as a U.N. translator, a noted philanthropist, the widow of U.S. Senator H. John Heinz III and the wife of one-time presidential nominee John Kerry.
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She was public about the experience, doing an interview with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America, to encourage women to receive mammograms and promote awareness of the disease.
Kerry was eventually confirmed in January of 2013 to be the U.S. secretary of state under President Barack Obama's administration. Later that year, on July 7, Teresa fell ill,
allegedly suffering a seizure while staying at a family vacation home. She was taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital where her condition was upgraded to fair by the following morning.
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